Greensboro Travel Guide

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Greensboro Things to Do

  • Hanging Rock Trail at HR State Park

    This trail is the classic route which takes you to the eponymous Hanging Rock. The trail starts at the Visitor's Center parking lot, on the far side from the actual Visitor's Center. It begins as a paved trail, but after about 0.25 miles it drops into a wide, friendly trail that starts to work it's way up. And up. And up. It can be steep in...

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  • Greensboro Sciquarium

    Greensboro has recently launched the newest part of their Greensboro Science Center, the Carolina Sciquarium! This is North Carolina's first inland aquarium, nearly 200 miles away from the ocean. It is a small aquarium, not sized to compare against ones like the coastal aquariums or larger national ones, but it is a good size for the city. The...

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  • Pisgah Hiking

    There are plenty of places nearby to indulge your desires for nature. But if you really want to get out there, head west to the Pisgah Forest. About 90 minutes from Greensboro, this is a verdant wonderland for hiking, camping, backpacking, birdwatching, waterfall gazing. I have been chronicling some of my adventures on the Pisgah Wilderness page....

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  • history to visit in Greensboro

    Greensboro is most noted historically for a revolutionary war battle where the US forces did not win, but, led by Nathaniel Greene (hence the name of the city) seriously weakened Cornwallis that his army was defeated shortly thereafter. The location of that battle currently is a gorgeous park. There are monuments galore and historical markers...

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  • Greensboro Historical Museum

    This museum exhibits the history of Greensboro, NC. They also exhibit the history of famous people that were born in Greensboro like short-story writer O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) and former first lady Dolly Madison. You will also like the exhibit of the lunch-counter sit-ins at F.W. Woolworth which was the nation's first major protest against...

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  • Nathaniel Greene Monument

    The Guilford Courthouse National Park has over 200 acres of trails and 28 monuments recognizing both the American and British sides who fought here. The battle of the Revolutionary War took place on March 15, 1781 and was led by the British General Cornwallis and the American Rebel leader, Nathaniel Greene. Greene's monument (pictured here) is the...

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  • International Civil Rights Center &...

    Well, this place isn't quite done yet. In fact, the museum and cultural center is set to open in 2007. However, you can come in and see the counter where four North Carolina A&T State University students staged the first sit-in of the the Civil Rights Movement. This brave action started a wave of sit-ins all across the country. The counter is...

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  • The Visitor's Center . . .

    . . . of the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is open daily from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Inside, you'll find a museum with interactive displays and artifacts from the battle. There is also a bookstore a movie room in which they show a 30 minute film that gives you a good historical background about the battle itself.

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  • Greensboro Historical Museum

    There are 12 galleries that display the history of the people of the region (the Piedmont). Highlights include an impressive collection of Civil War firearms and a stroll through a historical cemetery.

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Greensboro Restaurants

  • Good Mexican in Greensboro

    I've stopped a few times at Kiosco on the way back from hiking in the mountains and was always satisfied with this restaurant. In fact, I saved in in my GPS so I can easily get there, even though I rarely go to Greensboro. It is conveniently located right off I-40 at the Greensboro Coliseum exit (206) and so makes an easy stop while passing through...

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  • THE DOGGIE BAG

    When I was a child growing up in America, it was always called a ‘Doggie Bag’. Today it is often called a ‘To-go Box’. What is it? Any food you don’t finish eating in a restaurant can go home with you. Just ask the waiter and they will wrap it up for you (in good restaurants) or they just bring you a polystyrene container. Yes, in my youth this was...

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  • CLASSY TEX-MEX

    This place is like a Mexican Restaurant for beginners. Better yet, it’s a Mexican restaurant run by families for families. Mexico restaurant was originally set up in 1988 by 3 families from Mexico. They now have 4 locations. My review is about the nice location near my mother’s house. You are always greeted at the door with a smile and lead to a...

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  • Smores by the Firepit! 24 Craft Beers!

    Driving by I saw the 2 big fire pits and patios outside. Very inviting! Had a craft beer flight (4 small beers) at the heated outdoor bar. Then went inside and sat in the elevator seat that overlooks the restaurant. Very large portions. Cool space - bar is a central feature with lots of activity. Liked the beer and wine program - so many choices...

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  • OVER-HYPED

    My own mother told me this place was great. In my opinion avoid this chain restaurant! They could not have taken less care to build my ‘Signature Sandwich’. If that was a signature, I would call it a forgery. I ordered a West Coast Ruben. It is supposed to be, according to their website/menu: Turkey, ham, Swiss cheese & 1000 island slaw on grilled...

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  • Vegetarians Beware!

    Although they have a clearly labeled vegetarian section on the menu, I found out today from an extremely helpful waitress (a vegan) that some of the "vegetarian" items are made with chicken stock. The only reason she knew is because she saw the items being made. There is no mention of this whatsoever on the menu. Vegetables and Shiitake Mushrooms...

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Greensboro Nightlife

  • BE CAUTIOUS!!!!

    Be cautious when using your credit/debit card at "The Q" !!! From my experience, I started a tab and obviously the card number was obtained from an employee. The following day I received a call from my bank and was notified of suspicious activity on my account. I had accrued over $1,000 internet charges on my card on the same night that I had...

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  • alternative bar

    small, right near downtown and the owners are amazing people. 1 pool table, live dj's often, outdoor patio....visited mostly by locals/regulars. no dress code usually. i've gone in shorts and flipflops to little black dress.

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  • Besides downtown

    Another fun part of town is the intersection of Walker and Elam that has 5 bars and a coffee shop on the corners. Two of the bars have live music almost nightly (the Blind Tiger and the Wild Magnolia). Fishbones is more of a restaurant and is non-smoking (a novelty in NC). Wahoos and Walkers are private clubs that are very simple bars. They are...

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Greensboro Transportation

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    by acemj Updated Jan 25, 2003

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    The Triad refers to the fact that Greensboro is the largest of three area cities: Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. Actually, this airport is a good option, as prices are often lower than flying into Charlotte or Raleigh. The airport code is GSO and it's located off of I-40 (you'll see the signs, or see the map in the picture here).

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Greensboro Shopping

  • Greensboro's Original Open-Air Shopping...

    Friendly Center, one of Greensboro's oldest shopping center, is esentially an open-air mall. It's anchored by Belk, Hecht's and Sears. It also has the largest Harris Teeter grocery store around and The Grande Movie Theater.

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  • It's no nightmare on Elm Street

    Take a stroll on Elm Street in downtown and you'll find plenty of interesting shops. You can follow the blue signs for the Visitor's Center and they'll give you a free map which shows you where to go for bargains.

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Greensboro What to Pack

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    by acemj Written Jan 25, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The weather is pretty moderate, although it can get quite hot in the summer and a bit chilly in winter. It's nothing like the Upper Midwest, so don't expect it to be too cold. As a general rule, I always pack less than I think I'll need. You can always run out and buy a necessary item in the case of an emergency.

    Here's a chart that might help:

    Average Temperatures

    MONTH MAX MIN
    Jan 52.5 31.6
    Feb 55.8 34.6
    March 60.6 36.3
    April 69.9 45.1
    May 72.6 52.2
    June 80.4 61.8
    July 89.9 69.1
    Aug 81.2 64.7
    Sept 78.1 60.5
    Oct 68.6 44.6
    Nov 57.7 40.1
    Dec 48.2 31.1

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Greensboro Off The Beaten Path

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    by acemj Written Jan 25, 2003

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    Along with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, you'll also find Guilford College (Greensboro is in Guilford County). This is a photo of Dana Auditorium on the campus of Guilford College.

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Greensboro Sports & Outdoors

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    by acemj Written Jan 25, 2003

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    Greensboro doesn't have any major league teams, but you can find some professional minor league teams. The Greensboro Prowlers are an Arena Football team (American football played inside an arena on a smaller field) and the Greensboro Generals are a minor league hockey team in the East Coast Hockey League. Both teams play at the Coliseum.

    Not having major league sports isn't such a bad thing. Prices are cheaper for these teams and the atmosphere is very conducive to family viewing.

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Greensboro Favorites

  • Don't Believe Everything You Read on the...

    for better or for worse, people love surveys and rankings on the internet. And the travel dating site MissTravel.com has put up some of the "least sexy destinations" in the USA. And right at the top is Greensboro (you can see the full list here.First I would wonder that the people on MissTravel have a real foundation of sexy and romance (it looks...

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  • UNC-Greensboro

    UNCG is a small and quaint campus with some beautiful foliage and buildings. this will be one of my most fondest memories - attending UNCG - because i don't feel like a number. I always see someone i know when i walk around campus.

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  • Reflections of the past . . .

    I've been in North Carolina for about ten years and having visited Greensboro over the years, I haven't seen much change. It seems to me that the past clings to this place more than others. I'm not sure if this is a reflection of a certain lack willingness in the people to move forward or if it's just a matter of not having enough money and...

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